Halloween: Managing your kid’s candies can be a feat!

Halloween: Managing your kid’s candies can be a feat!

  Candies everywhere! Candies for everyone!   How do you deal with the abundance of candies your kids collect at Halloween?   Do you restrict them? Do you hope your kids will control themselves? Do you hide the candy? Do you eat them yourself in...
Snack time: 4 mistakes to avoid when it comes to eating snacks

Snack time: 4 mistakes to avoid when it comes to eating snacks

We have recently wrote a post on snacks for parents on-the-go for the Maternal Sidekick.   Following that, here are the 4 most common mistake concerning snacking!   Snacks mistake #1: Packing a lunch that contains no snacks   Packing a lunch is a must...
Cooking with the kids: Skills and tasks per age group

Cooking with the kids: Skills and tasks per age group

Cooking with the kids: Why even bother teaching them?   Getting your kids involved in the kitchen early on improve their skills, their confidence, they knowledge, and ultimately it makes them independent as they grow up!   Because someone’s gotta cook  ...
My child is fat, help!

My child is fat, help!

What to do (and avoid) if you feel that your child may be too fat.   First, do not panic! We understand you to be completely lost, the headlines and even the public health experts repeat it none stop – Obesity is the great evil of the century. Obesity is on...
A dad’s perspective on going to the restaurant with kids

A dad’s perspective on going to the restaurant with kids

Originally posted: Nov 13th, 2018; Updated: June 25th, 2019 Friday dinner date anyone (with kids)? Yep, my wife and I are just like ALL of those parents that look back and say they enjoyed going to restaurants before having kids. Now that we have a kid? It’s...
5 food rules to drop in order to have more relaxed family meals

5 food rules to drop in order to have more relaxed family meals

Originally published: Sept 18th/2018; Updated: May 28th/2019   Look…feeding kids is demanding. There, we said it! 3 meals a day. Add snack times. It’s almost a full time job.     Too many food rules … or the wrong food rules?   Not only do...
Loose stool: can the BRAT diet help my toddler with diarrhea?

Loose stool: can the BRAT diet help my toddler with diarrhea?

Originally published: August 28th/2018; Updated: May 21st/2019   A lot of changes happen in the first years of life. From milk feeding, to introducing solid food, and a balanced diet following the family meal structure. Baby is also learning and their bodies are...
The Importance of Table Manners for Toddlers: Top 5 Rules

The Importance of Table Manners for Toddlers: Top 5 Rules

Audio Transcript: Family rules for a pleasant dinner with toddlers by Family & Co. Nutrition https://familyandconutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FCO-Importance-of-table-manners-for-toddlers-audio-transcript.mp3 The importance of table manners: when to...
Kids cooking in the kitchen: skills and tasks by age groups

Kids cooking in the kitchen: skills and tasks by age groups

Audio Transcript: Kids cooking in the kitchen: skills and tasks by age group by Family & Co. Nutrition https://familyandconutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/FCO-Cooking-with-the-kids-audio.mp3 First published: May 08th/2018;  Updated: Mar 19th/2019 Why is it...
How to have stress-free family meals with toddlers

How to have stress-free family meals with toddlers

  Because no one wants to fight at the dinner table   Sharing responsibilities between adults and kids is key!   Are you dreading family meals? Nothing is more irritating than kids having a tantrum at the dinner table…even worse when it’s at the restaurant!...